Jahi McMath is finally at peace

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EaglesWings21, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical Surgical. 380 Posts

As other people have said, no one got kicks from her mom's pain. Jahi never had a say whether she wanted her body to be kept alive for 5 years on a ventilator and artificial feedings because she was brain dead. We are rejoicing because her body has finally been laid to rest after years of denial and respect for her and everyone else best interests. What about the moms living children? They've been raised basically without her this whole time? I bet they needed her more than anything. And don't think that none of us have never lost somebody. Many of us have lost children, spouses, parents, and more. I think most of us can see when quality of life is more important than quantity.

NurseBlaq

1,756 Posts

RIP to Jahi. She nor her mother asked for any of this to happen. My prayer go out to her mother and family. Unfortunately, we all know life is not fair. We should also be reminded that rejoicing in a mother's pain is also a little sick and twisted don't you think? Yes, as nurses the situation was very sad to say the least. We don't have the hospital's account about what happened but we do know Jahi didn't walk into that hospital brain dead. Take a minute and put yourself into the mother's shoes and offer up a prayer for her and not your diagnoses of mental illness. Be better than what you are. Yes I know, nurses eat their own young. Well, it's for that reason so many of you are miserable and unhappy.

None of what you're griping about applies to anyone who has posted on this thread, none of it! You label people miserable and unhappy in a whole post that attacks us nursing professionals who have seen this playing out time and time again over the years so no ma'am you will not come in this thread with your condescending, finger pointing nonsense while making ASSumptions as to how we feel or what we mean. You appear to be the only person who don't understand the sentiments of the nurses who posted on this thread which means you know nothing or haven't been there. This isn't the thread for your emotions and what you won't do is come in here chastising people about something not said or done.

Having said that, it is safe to say her mother needs grief and/or psychiatric counseling because how disturbed are you, or how emotionally challenging it must be, to keep a documented, clinically brain dead child on life support for 5 years? Do you realize the level of selfishness that takes? She's not the one in the bed suffering. We understand it's definitely devastating to lose a child, especially when you walked them into the hospital alive and in a better place only for them to never leave or speak to you again.

However, the only "sick and twisted" person who doesn't see the reality of this situation is YOU. We don't need "the hospital's account about what happened" when we, from experience, have taken care of patients and families in this situation. The only person who needs some self check here is you, and your messiness. But facts, experience, and common sense be damned with you huh?

chacha82

chacha82, ADN, BSN

Has 3 years experience. 626 Posts

I am just wondering what the expected outcome of this recent surgery was? If she had ischemic or necrotic bowel, is that from being on a ventilator for several years?

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 41 years experience. 4,295 Posts

I am just wondering what the expected outcome of this recent surgery was? If she had ischemic or necrotic bowel, is that from being on a ventilator for several years?

She reportedly had several surgeries since her brain death, but where is this information coming from? The hospitals can't release information and the family is not credible. It would be very interesting if the whole story ever came out, but that is unlikely.

Cheyenne RN,BSHS

Specializes in Med Surg, ICU, Infection, Home Health, and LTC. Has 35 years experience. 285 Posts

I am just relieved that it is finally over for the child. Her body has been put through so much and I pray she is at peace. I am not sure that her mother will ever let it go. She seemed to have vested herself in a "cause" when Jahi was initially pronounced deceased so many years ago. I am sure the hospital and staff knew what a legal nightmare the entire case has been from the start and decided it was safer ethically and legally to just do the surgery and treat the symptoms. Again I am sorry for the family and trust Jahi is at peace.

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,186 Posts

RIP llittle one.

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AceOfHearts<3

AceOfHearts<3

Specializes in Critical care. 916 Posts

I don't want to start a debate, but I thought this was worth mentioning. Jahi McMath apparently underwent some type of abdominal surgery in NJ where there was extensive bleeding and she had a cardiac death declared. California had declared her brain dead over 4 years ago and NJ wouldn't recognize that death because of the families "religious" beliefs.

Jahi has finally been laid to rest in California. I am glad that her body is no longer being tortured and I hope her family can begin to move on.

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

So glad the poor child can finally rest in peace. :(

elkpark

14,633 Posts

"My daughter should not have died in New Jersey," Winkfield said. "She should have died in California."

She did, five years ago.

I hope that this second "death" will finally put an end to all the drama (and the lawsuits, but that's probably too much to hope for. I'm guessing the family will find a bunch of new things to sue new people for).

What a sad situation all around.

Horseshoe

Horseshoe, BSN, RN

5,879 Posts

"My daughter should not have died in New Jersey," Winkfield said. "She should have died in California."

She did, five years ago.

I hope that this second "death" will finally put an end to all the drama (and the lawsuits, but that's probably too much to hope for. I'm guessing the family will find a bunch of new things to sue new people for).

What a sad situation all around.

When the CA judge ordered CHO to release Jahi to the family so that they could take her to NJ, it was on the condition that if she suffered cardiac death, they would release her body to the appropriate CA county coroner for autopsy. They did not do this. They had her autopsy done in NJ and allegedly have donated her brain to Dr. Shewmon, who has an anti brain death agenda and was one of the doctors who declared her "alive" without ever having examined her. He is also quoted extensively in a rather disingenuous article about Jahi in The New Yorker.

Their attorney says they will continue their efforts to have the CA death certificate revoked. There can be serious ramifications of all these actions.

You can rest assured that the shenanigans will continue.

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

Someone posted about it when it happened. It was moved to "nursing news", then locked.

dianah, ASN

Specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology. Has 47 years experience. 9 Articles; 3,542 Posts

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